University of Phoenix
February 11, 2013
Hyoun-Kyoung Higgerson, PhD
Program Evaluation Part One
The purpose of this paper is to select a health care delivery or education program in the workplace or community. The chosen program for this part of the assignment is the “Chronic Disease Management Program” (CDM). The CDM was implemented to education to patients and their families about living with congested heart failure (CHF). This is part one of a three part assignment. This assignment will include a description of the program, its objectives, goals, and the evaluation process. Chronic Disease Management Program
The chronic disease management program is designed to educate patients and their families about congestive heart failure. The program is to empower the patient by education regarding medication compliance, daily weight, activity, low sodium diet, and following up with his or her doctor once they have been discharged. CHF means that the heart is weak and cannot pump blood as well as a healthy heart. The CDM was implemented one year ago as the result of the “Centers for Medicare and Medicaid” (CMS) along with The “Joint Commission” (TJC) partnered and created the heart failure (HF) core measures. This standard set determines if hospitals caring for this population will receive full reimbursement. The goal of this program is to prevent a 30-day readmission by empowering and educating these patients. Program Goals, Objectives, and Evaluation Process
The intermediate goal is 100% identification of CHF patients admitted and provide education to patients and their families in the hospital. “Intermediate goals are expected to occur as a result of the proper implementation of the program, but that do not constitute the final goals intended for the program” (Posavac & Carey, 2007, p. 54). The second goal is patients are empowered after education and commit to lifestyle...